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Introduction To Arctium Fruit (niu bang zi)

       

         

 

  

Arctium Fruit (niu bang zi)

Fructus Arctii

Properties: Arctium is pungent and bitter in flavour, cold in nature and acts on the lung, stomach and large intestine channels. Pungent for dispersing exopathogens, and bitter and cold for clearing heat from the interior, it has a weak effect of relieving exterior syndromes but a strong effect of clearing heat, accompanied by an effect of alleviating diarrhea. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for patients with wind-heat type of exterior syndromes or constipation duo to excessive toxic heat in the lung and stomach.

Effects: Dispersing wind-heat, relieving sore throat, promoting eruption, clearing heat and removing toxins.

Indication:

1. To treat wind-heat duo to exopathogens, fever, headache, cough and sore throat, or upward attack by wind-heat, conjunctival congestion and sore throat and other syndromes, arctium is often used in combination with peppermint, honeysuckle flower and other herbs, such as Yin Qiao Powder and Niubang Decoction.

2.  To treat infantile measles without smooth eruption or itching from Germen measles, it is often used in combination with schizonepeta, peppermint and other herbs for dispersing wind and promoting eruption.

In addition, arctium can also be used it treat sore and carbuncle caused by toxic heat, swelling pain of mumps and other syndromes.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g. pounded to pieces for decoction.

Precaution: In patients with cold of deficiency type of in the spleen and stomach and loose stool it should be used carefully.

Fructus Arctii

Properties: Arctium is pungent and bitter in flavour, cold in nature and acts on the lung, stomach and large intestine channels. Pungent for dispersing exopathogens, and bitter and cold for clearing heat from the interior, it has a weak effect of relieving exterior syndromes but a strong effect of clearing heat, accompanied by an effect of alleviating diarrhea. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for patients with wind-heat type of exterior syndromes or constipation duo to excessive toxic heat in the lung and stomach.

Effects: Dispersing wind-heat, relieving sore throat, promoting eruption, clearing heat and removing toxins.

Indication:

1. To treat wind-heat duo to exopathogens, fever, headache, cough and sore throat, or upward attack by wind-heat, conjunctival congestion and sore throat and other syndromes, arctium is often used in combination with peppermint, honeysuckle flower and other herbs, such as Yin Qiao Powder and Niubang Decoction.

2.  To treat infantile measles without smooth eruption or itching from Germen measles, it is often used in combination with schizonepeta, peppermint and other herbs for dispersing wind and promoting eruption.

In addition, arctium can also be used it treat sore and carbuncle caused by toxic heat, swelling pain of mumps and other syndromes.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g. pounded to pieces for decoction.

Precaution: In patients with cold of deficiency type of in the spleen and stomach and loose stool it should be used carefully.

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For the convenience of customers, we offer the Arctium Fruit (niu bang zi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.

 

Directions:

 

Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.

 

The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.

 

Air ship 50 sachets of Arctium Fruit (niu bang zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $53.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.